Holiday Gift Guide for the Whole Family

Get ready, get set, shop! Check out these fun and fabulous gift ideas for every family member on your list. We wanted to “think local,” so you’ll find all of these products at Alaska retailers.

Now let the giving begin!

Gifts for Moms

Birthstone Necklace
Personalized jewelry is the perfect gift for Mom. Surprise her with a necklace featuring her kids’ birthstones! Available locally at Taylor’s Gold-n-Stones.

Shark Robot Vacuum
Make chores easier for Mom with this high-tech home gadget. With programmable maps and a self-emptying debris container, the house can be vacuumed every day without anyone having to do the work! $549.99.

Fall in Alaska Earrings
These earrings are inspired by Fall in Alaska. You pick the Alaska location of sand or Glacier silt! Individually made. Sterling Silver. $28.

Sea Urchin Bowls
Beach or ocean lovers will adore these porcelain sea urchin-inspired bowls by Alaska potter Ahna Iredale. $28-$38. Available at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

Alaskan Bath Bombs
Gift Mom a relaxing bath with unique Alaska scents like Forget-me-not, Permafrost, and Wild Fireweed. Five scents total are available from Denali Dreams. Available locally at Alaska Wild Berry Products. $7 each.

Classic Dutch Oven
This timeless kitchen staple is sure to be a hit. Pictured here in color Caribbean, the Round Dutch Oven is available in 24 colors from Le Creuset at Metro Cooks. $335.

Art Workshops
If Mom is creative or artsy, give her some time to use those talents with a workshop at Blaine’s Art. Francine Dufour Jones teaches alcohol ink, acrylic and mixed media, but other instructors have different specialties. Cost varies by class.

Mama Bear Apron
This super cute apron is a bear essential for any aspiring chef. Made of heavyweight cotton canvas for ultimate splatter protection. $19.99.

Gifts for Dads

Wireless Grill Thermometer
No one wants to go check the grill every five minutes when it’s freezing outside, so give Dad the perfect solution! This thermometer connects to your smartphone through an app, and you can monitor up to 8 probes at once. $84.99. Available locally at Allen & Petersen.

Amazon Echo Dot
Great for a “man cave,” shop, or office, the Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa can play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more! $39.99.

Nano Puff Jacket
Alaska’s unpredictable weather calls for versatile jackets, and a Patagonia Nano Puff fits the bill. Layer underneath it for the coldest days, or toss it on over a t-shirt for sunny-but-snowy ones. $199. Available locally at REI.

Alaskan Amber Watercolor
The Alaskan Amber bottle is iconic, whether it’s Dad’s favorite drink or not. Decorate a bedroom, office, or kitchen with this unique piece for a splash of Alaska. Painted by Dorrie Rifkin. $63.59 for a 10”x20”.

Driving Range Gift Cards
Let Dad get out of the house and work on his swing for a little while. The Fox Hollow Indoor Driving Range has Open Range time almost every day, and Dad can refill his range card when he runs out. $100 for $120 worth of golf balls ($5 card deposit required).

Gifts for Kids

Mini Arcade
Every game imaginable is available on smartphones and tablets, but they lack that “retro” feel. Enjoy a classic arcade game in a unique way with MicroArcade Pacman! $22.99. Available locally at Classic Toys.

Kids’ Tool Set
A timeless classic, this toy tool set helps build motor skills and creativity. Made from 100% recycled plastic, with no BPA, phthalates or PVC. For ages 2 and up. $29.99. Available locally at Little Alaskan in Kenai.

Little Alaskan Hoodie
Dress your ‘little Alaskan’ in style. These adorable hoodies are manufactured in the USA, machine washable, and don’t shrink! Available in Oatmeal (pictured), Cobalt, Maroon, and Grey. $35. Available locally at Little Alaskan in Kenai.

Fairisle Fringe Cardigan
With its traditional Fair Isle pattern and fun fringed sleeves, this cardigan makes an adorable layer for every outfit. $65. Available locally at Tiny Ptarmigan.

Cube Duel
A challenging mix of Connect 4 and a Rubik’s Cube, Cube Duel is a 2-player game that builds strategy and spatial awareness skills. Keep the kids busy and build their brains at the same time! $24.99. Available locally at Classic Toys.

Personalized Backpacks
You could take the old school route and write your child’s name in their backpack in marker, or put a luggage tag on the handle, but why not go with the stylish option: a personalized backpack they can show off to their whole class! 30 designs, 29 thread colors, and 17 fonts available. $28.99.

Gifts for Teens

Alaska Map Necklace
Let your teen express their love for Alaska with this sterling silver necklace that is sure to bring smiles everywhere it’s worn. $45. Available locally at AK Starfish Co.

Wigwam Winter Socks
It’s getting cold out there. Wigwam winter socks make a great gift for teens – and the whole family! Super warm with fun patterns starting at 14.99 and up. For a list of local retailers, visit

Style: Snow Force
Color: Rippled Forest

Ski Lift Tickets
Purchase an Alyeska gift card for lift tickets to let your teen get outside and active with some mountain time. Whether they ski or snowboard (or they’re still learning), have them grab a sibling or friend and hit the slopes! Gift cards range from $25-$200.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Great for study groups, dance practice, sports, hikes, and so much more. Any time your teen wants some tunes, they have 12 hours of battery life with this portable speaker. Water resistant and available in Black, Ocean Blue, Teal (pictured), Red, and White. $89.99.

Resurrection Bay AK Starfish Co. Pullover Hoodie
Does your teen like the ocean? Fishing? Anything maritime? If so, let them stand out from the crowd with a unique, unisex hoodie from AK Starfish Co, an Alaskan company. $65.

Classic Backpack
A stylish classic with a little bit of edge. Great for minimalists and teens that like sleek styles, although no backpack can guarantee that their homework will actually make it home! $79.99. Available locally from Blue & Gold Boardshop.